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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Section 4: Client Eligibility : 4.4 Restricted Medicaid Coverage : 4.4.2 Client Lock-in Program : 4.4.2.8 Lock-in Status Claims Payment

4.4.2.8
Payment for services to a lock-in Medicaid client is made to the designated provider only, unless the services result from a designated provider referral or emergency. An automated review process determines if the claim includes the lock-in primary care provider’s provider identifier as the billing, performing, or referring provider. If the lock-in primary care provider’s provider identifier is not indicated on the claim, the claim is not paid. Exceptions to this rule include emergency care and services that are included in subsection 4.4.2.2, “Exceptions to Lock-in Status” in this section. Appeals for denied claims are submitted to TMHP and must include the designated Medicaid provider identifier for reimbursement consideration.
Claims for provider services for Texas Medicaid fee-for-service clients must include the provider identifier for the designated primary care provider as the billing or performing provider or a referral number in the prior authorization number (PAN) field.

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